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8 bed house others for sale in Duns

29 Newtown Street DUNS, TD11 3AS
Energy Rating D

A truly unique combination of a sizeable family home together with an established holiday let business which is operating successfully and generating a good income as well as outbuildings offering options for conversion - all located in the heart of Duns with local amenities including schooling, within a few minutes walk. The main family home is an impressive B listed Georgian townhouse extending over three floors with a versatile layout - perfect for adapting to the ever changing needs of family life and offering multiple options for home working if required. The main living accommodation is arranged towards the rear of the property - a great sociable area with direct connections to the private south facing garden beyond. As you would expect from a property of this nature, there are also many period features to enjoy including the original fireplace and cornicing within the first floor sitting room. To the rear, the south facing gardens are flooded with sunlight for much of the day and offer great opportunities for the gardening enthusiasts with plenty of room for landscaping and growing your own. The adjoining garage, former stables and hayloft offer exciting prospects; currently used as storage but with permission granted for conversion to residential accommodation, these could offer opportunities to expand & grow the holiday let business further or could be used to cater for extended family/ multi-generational living. There is vehicular access to this area via the gated arch leading off Newtown Street. The self-contained annex which is currently operating as a holiday let has been formed from part of the eighteenth century stables and now provides extremely well appointed accommodation which sleeps up to four guests. Having been operating for a number of years and currently advertised through Airbnb, the annex boasts great occupancy rates and is the perfect opportunity for those simply looking to take over the reins of an already well established and successful business venture.

  • Location

    Duns has good educational and recreational facilities including primary and secondary schools, swimming pool, tennis courts, 18 hole golf course, library, various speciality shops and walks and nature reserve within the grounds of Duns Castle. It is well served with buses, Edinburgh is 45 miles away with the main East Coast rail line at Berwick upon Tweed some 15 miles distant.

  • Accommodation Summary

    Main House; Entrance Hall, Two Offices/Bedrooms, Bedroom Six, Shower Room, Utility Room, Dining Kitchen, Lounge, Conservatory. Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Area and Bathroom. Sitting Room, Shower Room, Four Double Bedrooms and Bathroom. Holiday Annex (Stables Cottage): Entrance Hall, Dining Kitchen, Lounge, Wet Room/Utility, Two Double Bedrooms and Bathroom. Former Stables: Garage, Two Store Rooms and Haylofts.

  • Key Features

    • Family Home & Business Opportunity Combined • B Listed Main Home Over Three Floors • Already Established & Successful Holiday Let Business • Lovely Private South Facing Mature Gardens • Former Stables with Conversion Potential

  • Main House

    Located towards the rear of the property, the main living areas enjoy a lovely south facing aspect and direct connections to the gardens. The family dining kitchen is presented in rustic farmhouse style complete with gas fired Rayburn, a great range of shaker style units and providing ample space for every day dining. A useful walk-in larder provides additional storage. Extending off the kitchen is the main lounge featuring a log burning stove, windows over the courtyard and French doors to the adjoining conservatory. This is a great addition to the property, glazed on all sides with private outlooks over the gardens – the double doors to the side give direct garden access. Also located on the ground floor towards the front of the property are two well-proportioned rooms which the current owners use as home offices and provide an ideal work environment for those working from home. They could be used alternatively as double bedrooms if preferred. The sixth double bedroom overlooks the courtyard with double windows and the ground floor accommodation is served by a freshly presented shower room. The drawing room is a beautifully traditional room located at first floor level; dual aspect windows to front and rear ensure good natural light and the room boasts some impressive original features including the feature fireplace and beautifully intricate cornicing. This floor also hosts two double bedrooms (one currently used as a studio) and a well-appointed shower room. Two additional double bedrooms, a bathroom and two box rooms are located within the attic floor. A secondary staircase extends to what would have been the original servants quarters above the kitchen and lounge. This section of the property now provides the private master bedroom suite complete with large double bedroom overlooking the gardens, dressing area and bathroom with five piece suite.

  • Self Contained Annex (Stables Cottage)

    Formed from the conversion of a section of the eighteenth century stables, the holiday annex offers modern and extremely well appointed accommodation. The ground floor hosts a surprisingly large lounge with windows to the side and patio doors to a south facing decked terrace, modern dining kitchen, double bedroom and large shower room/wet room with utility area to the rear. The upper floor offers a further double bedroom and nicely presented bathroom.

  • Former Stables & Hayloft

    Currently comprising a garage, two large store rooms and hayloft storage above, this section of the building has potential for conversion to residential use. Whilst currently offering great storage, workshop and parking space, if converted it would offer obvious opportunities either to cater for extended family or as a way to grow and develop the holiday letting business further.

  • External

    A private gated arch allows vehicular access off Newtown Street. The sunny courtyard not only provides ample parking space but it also has a lovely continental feel to it and offers an ideal seating/BBQ area. The rear of the main house, former stables and holiday cottage all have access from this courtyard area. The main area of garden extends beyond and is beautifully private thanks to the stone boundary walls. The south facing aspect ensures sunlight throughout the day. Stone-paved terrace, lily pond, lawns with planted beds, borders and a selection of fruit trees. The bottom section of garden provides a wildlife garden and in turn leads round to the decked terrace that lies to the rear of the holiday annex

  • Services

    Mains water, gas electricity and drainage. Gas central heating

  • Council Tax & Business Rates

    29 Newtown Street – Band D Stable Cottage is currently liable for business rates of £2000 per annum (Currently charged at 0% as a small business)

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Duns, Borders at a glance*

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  • Median time to sell

    64 days

  • Average % of Home Report achieved


  • Most popular property type

    3 bedroom house

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* Figures are based on properties marketed and sold through ESPC. Home Report valuations relate to properties where the Home Report was available on espc.com. Figures relate to the 6 month period ending on 30/04/2022

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